Castelo de Óbidos, Rua Josefa de Óbidos, Óbidos, Portugal
An iconic festival where the most desired ingredient on the planet: chocolate. The first event held in Portugal and, thus, the oldest, dedicated to this delicacy.
At this festival you can find all kinds of chocolate art, whether in sculptures properly crafted by sculptors, specialists in this raw material; whether in original tablets, unusual bonbons, or in drinks and foods that reinvent this product in multiple ways.
Several activities related to the restaurant, pastry, confectionery and candy industry are highlights of this event, which is considered to be the most notable in its area. In this way, professional and academic competitions seek to develop more concepts and new realities for a sector that still has a lot to offer and discover. Even the less knowledgeable have the opportunity to discover tricks of the trade and learn some secrets in courses and workshops given by the most expert chocolatiers who in this way present their know-how. On stage, many professionals demonstrate their skills, in sessions where originality or creativity prevails.
In an area always full of surprises, greedy showcases of the most diverse chocolate delicacies are spread, whose exhibitors bring from different parts of the world and our country, demonstrating the best that is made with this versatile ingredient.
A festival to discover, see and eat more chocolate, without guilt or sin.
Óbidos Chocolate Festival, making Chocolate shine since 2002.
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Outdoor event – It is advisable to wear warm clothing.
Parking – There are parking spaces near Óbidos, with capacity for more than 3 thousand vehicles.
Tourist Office – Located next to the main car park, about 200 meters from the entrance to Vila de Óbidos.
Accessibility – In Óbidos there are some restrictions on accessibility for people with “permanent and temporary” reduced mobility (wheelchairs, people with mobility limitations, baby strollers).